DECEMBERmusic.orgi set up all my stuff so i can play hard. which usually means larger gauges then average. if that makes me a hack, oh well. ss basses typically need larger gauges from what i can tell.
too many people hung up on the "rules" when it comes to picks vs fingers. i do notice a pick sounds better close to the bridge. most of the time. feels a bit better too. sometimes.
im playing mostly with fingers now cuz i transitioned and having fun. but in my recordings i did not find the bass sound lacking when using a pick. in fact i think the extra attack was a bonus. u lose some sustain and roundness compared to fingers though.
theres no right answer. Gobs of good basslines in history use a pick. including harder picks. same with different size strings for different players with different amounts of force being applied. if im not playing hard, its not as fun. i have and am learning to restrain myself more. so then i know how it sounds to play softer and vice versa. been working on that for 25 years plus. thats a good thing too. but not always what i want to do or hear.
rock on. where can i hear your music?